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Message 840959 - Posted: 17 Dec 2008, 18:35:05 UTC

Hi guys and gals, I'm trying to find out if Boinc 6.4.4 is a stable release. From what I've read here, all the cuda beta testing was done on Boinc 6.4.5. I don't want to go to the aggravation of upgrading Boinc to find that it's not stable and sc***s up my system. I have a 9800GTX+ which is compatible, and no money to upgrade to core i7, so this is a cheap way to increase throughput. If it's successful, I may start doing ap units too.

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Message 840961 - Posted: 17 Dec 2008, 18:36:23 UTC

6.4.5 hasnt nuked me yet
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Message 840962 - Posted: 17 Dec 2008, 18:38:22 UTC - in response to Message 840961.  

Thanks Mike, I did hear on these boards that 6.4.5 wasn't stable. I'll see what the consensus is before I go for it.

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Message 840970 - Posted: 17 Dec 2008, 18:52:07 UTC

Seems to be as stable as 6.2.19
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Message 840979 - Posted: 17 Dec 2008, 19:07:37 UTC - in response to Message 840962.  

Thanks Mike, I did hear on these boards that 6.4.5 wasn't stable. I'll see what the consensus is before I go for it.

That was a short while ago.

It's now been released to mainstream. Just hang-out for a few days to see how the bits settle.

Or... If you have the spare time, do a backup first and then try it and see!

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Message 841254 - Posted: 18 Dec 2008, 2:12:56 UTC

I havn't seen any problems with 6.4.5 however I don't have a CUDA card so that could make a difference.
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Message 841255 - Posted: 18 Dec 2008, 2:18:06 UTC

I installed 6.4.5 earlier today and my shorties have been running just fine. Granted I use an app_info, so I'm not doing any CUDA tasks right now since app_info doesn't mention anything about it. Waiting for the Lunatics team to have some insight on what to do about that.

Time will tell, but so far, apparently identical to 6.2.19.
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Message 841280 - Posted: 18 Dec 2008, 3:56:53 UTC - in response to Message 841255.  

I installed 6.4.5 earlier today and my shorties have been running just fine. Granted I use an app_info, so I'm not doing any CUDA tasks right now since app_info doesn't mention anything about it. Waiting for the Lunatics team to have some insight on what to do about that.

Time will tell, but so far, apparently identical to 6.2.19.


Okay, so maybe there might possibly be an issue here. Like I said, after upgrading to 6.4.5, a handful of shorties started going, and now it appears I'm stuck in EDF mode. WUs with a deadline of Jan 7 are running in high priority mode instead of the partially-completed tasks that were interrupted. I can understand the ones that had a deadline of Dec 24 since that's less than a week away, but Jan 7 is 20+ days.. shouldn't result in EDF.
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Message 841291 - Posted: 18 Dec 2008, 4:16:11 UTC

having same problem as well and time taken to process a unit and real earth time is not the same for some reason says it took like 1min and 30 seconds to do a unit when i actually timed it alot lot longer then that.
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Message 841292 - Posted: 18 Dec 2008, 4:18:05 UTC - in response to Message 841291.  

having same problem as well and time taken to process a unit and real earth time is not the same for some reason says it took like 1min and 30 seconds to do a unit when i actually timed it alot lot longer then that.

then your most likely running it on the gpu so most of the time the cpu is doing nothing to help find the answer
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Message 841293 - Posted: 18 Dec 2008, 4:18:19 UTC

It appears to me that the new Boinc 6.4.5 is working the cache by the due date of the work not in order received as was done previously.

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Message 841329 - Posted: 18 Dec 2008, 5:56:35 UTC - in response to Message 841293.  

Im having trouble when I get a cuda unit the video card hangs and the display goes blank. So wouldnt rush out to get the test version
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Message 841331 - Posted: 18 Dec 2008, 6:01:41 UTC

OK...........I give up............

I don't see any logic to the order work is being crunched with Boinc 6.4.5. I thought it was in order of work due date but that's wrong.

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Message 841342 - Posted: 18 Dec 2008, 7:02:54 UTC - in response to Message 841331.  

OK...........I give up............

I don't see any logic to the order work is being crunched with Boinc 6.4.5. I thought it was in order of work due date but that's wrong.

Yeah, I just ended up going back to 6.2.19.. Took a little while to get back down to 4 WUs with partial progress instead of 12.

It almost seems to me (and others have said it today) that it wasn't quite ready for public launch.
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